Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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Completing the Good Work

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Acts 2:14-24 New International Version (NIV) Peter Addresses the Crowd 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine […]

Bible Characters You May Not Remember: Jethro

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Exodus 18:13-27 New International Version (NIV) 13 The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. 14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone […]

Can I Get a Little Help?

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Psalm 67 New International Version (NIV) Psalm 67 For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song. 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us     and make his face shine on us— 2 so that your ways may be known on earth,     your salvation among all nations. 3 May the peoples praise you, God; […]

Follow the Shepherd

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Psalm 23 New International Version (NIV) Psalm 23 A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk     through the darkest valley, I will fear […]

Mothers and Children

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Deuteronomy 4:9-10 New International Version (NIV) 9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. 10 Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when he […]

Follow Me!

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Revelation 5:11-14 New International Version (NIV) 11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,     to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength […]

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

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Psalm 118:14-29 New International Version (NIV) 14 The Lord is my strength and my defense;     he has become my salvation. 15 Shouts of joy and victory     resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! 16     The Lord’s right hand is lifted high;     the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” 17 I will not die but live,     and will proclaim what the Lord has […]

“The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”

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Isaiah 65:17-25 New International Version (NIV) New Heavens and a New Earth 17 “See, I will create     new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered,     nor will they come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever     in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight     and its people […]

“Can You Hear the Stones?”

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Luke 19:28-40 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter […]

“Childlike Living”

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Joshua 4:21-22 New International Version (NIV) 21 He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ Proverbs 22:6 New International Version (NIV) 6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not […]